Picoway is a revolutionary dual wavelength picosecond laser. It works on tattoos and pigmented lesions from sun damage, age spots, and more. This laser delivers ultrashort picosecond pulses of energy to the recipient tissue. The energy breaks up the tattoo particles or pigment into minute pieces that your body naturally clears, revealing a more even skin tone.
Those who have unwanted tattoos or just want to fade the appearance of dark spots such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, and other pigmented lesions can benefit from treatment with the Picoway laser system. Picoway can also improve the appearance of scarring and reduce wrinkles for stronger, healthier skin. The Picoway laser system is safe for all skin types and colors and can be used virtually anywhere on the face or body.
Prior to treatment with Picoway laser, your treatment area will be cleaned and applied with a cooling gel to protect the skin and optimize your treatment. Next, the Picoway laser handpiece will be passed over the treatment area, delivering very quick bursts of laser light to break up pigment. Patients report a snapping sensation with each laser light pulse, however, a cooling system will help to maximize your comfort and protect your skin from overheating.
The Picoway laser system passes through the skin to target deep layers, but leaves the surface of your skin intact, resulting in little downtime after treatment. Your skin my appear red and swollen in the days following your treatment session, but discomfort can be improved with an ice pack and anti-inflammatory ointment. You should use sun protection during your healing process to avoid pigmentation changes.
Several treatment sessions will be required for optimal improvement with the Picoway laser system. The exact number of sessions you will need will depend on the extend of your concerns. After optimal treatment sessions, you can expect tattoos or pigment to be greatly faded, with an even skin tone that continues to improve over the next several months.
To learn more about Picoway and our other laser systems, contact our office. We can schedule your consultation with our laser treatment professionals to start developing your treatment plan.
Dr. Kayastha is a board certified plastic surgeon who serves Albany, NY and the entire Capital Region. Dr. Kayastha completed his undergraduate studies at Cornell University and graduated with distinction in all subjects. He then attended medical school at SUNY Buffalo. During his time in Buffalo he also completed a fellowship in surgical pathology at Roswell Park. Following medical school Dr. Kayastha gained a much sought after position in the Michigan State-Grand Rapids integrated plastic surgery residency. After finishing residency training Dr. Kayastha completed a one year fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Buncke Clinic in San Francisco. To round out his training before starting private practice Dr. Kayastha spent an additional 6 months learning from some of the best cosmetic surgeons in San Francisco. Dr. Kayastha is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.